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  • Melissa Emanuel, Principal of Emanuel Solicitors, has been practicing law in NSW and the ACT for over 20 years;
  • Max Emanuel, Solicitor, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law [NSW], is a Consultant to our firm. Max has practiced in the areas of Military Compensation, Commonwealth Compensation [Comcare] and personal injury cases, for over 25 years.
  • National practice: Emanuel Solicitors is based in Canberra, but we are a National practice, and travel all over Australia to meet with our clients.

“I thank Emanuel Solicitors for services rendered during my claims process and feel that the following paragraphs sums up my personal experience. Upon discharge from the Navy almost a decade ago, I underwent a claims process independently with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I was given a White Card along with a minute, almost negligible fortnightly allowance for injuries sustained during my service. Recently I decided to pursue a claim for the same injury, however this time around, a professional edge was needed. I found this in Emanuel Solicitors. Max and Melissa provided the know-how and genuine experience which supported me throughout the entire process.”

Sean – Sydney, 2016 Read full testimonial

“After contacting Emanuel Solicitors by their website, I received a phone call from Max Emanuel,…We set up a phone appointment for the week later and from that moment, we did not look back... Although we live in Brisbane and Max and Melissa are based in Canberra, the distance never once hindered their ability to act on our behalf. They made several trips to Brisbane throughout our working relationship and we would speak on the phone often to ensure we were always "in the loop".

Matthew and Kasey – Brisbane, 2016 Read full testimonial

"I enlisted the help of Emanuel solicitors after issues arose with my previously accepted claim with DVA. I needed assistance with my application for PI as well as to reinstate incapacity payments. Max and Melissa went above and beyond my expectations, even working with me for a period whilst I was overseas. Their knowledge of DVA processes and legislation was impressive and their professionalism and compassion cannot be faulted. I would not hesitate in recommending Emanuel solicitors to anyone dealing with DVA."

Lisa – Brisbane, 2016 Read full testimonial

“I came across Emanuel solicitors and our first conversation was the most positive experience we had in years. Finally someone understood the situation my husband was in. ……The internal turmoil he experienced, increased with every phone call, letter or decision from DVA. He felt utterly abandoned by a service that he thought was there to look after him. It just seemed as though no one cared. As a partner, it is hard to watch someone you love suffer in this way”.

Kellee - Cairns, 2016 Read full testimonial

“I was losing an uphill battle with DVA for years, then I found Emanuel Solicitors and what I had tried to achieve in 4 years "We" achieved within a year. It's great to know that someone actually cares about you and your family’s wellbeing. If you're looking for help with your DVA claims and want results from people who "care", Max and Melissa Emanuel are the people for you.” 

Jamie – Queensland, 2017 Read full testimonial

“We have been working with Max and Melissa for 2 years now. Throughout this time they have been nothing short of outstanding. They aren’t the usual lawyer types that you might imagine. When you bring them on board, you work together as a team. They talk through each decision in great detail and involve you at every important step in the process. They have never overpromised what the outcome might be, but have remained conservative, providing a range of potential decisions. "

Kellee - Cairns, 2016 Read full testimonial